Moving on Maternal Depression
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are a #1 complication of pregnancy, affecting 1 in 7 women.

The PA PQC's Driver Diagram for Maternal Mortality lists key interventions to screen for maternal depression with validated screens and connect people to mental health and community services. To adopt these key Interventions, the PA PQC is recruiting birth hospitals and their prenatal/postpartum and pediatric offices to improve maternal depression screening and follow-up and reduce racial disparities. To guide the adoption of these Key Interventions, a PA PQC Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) Task Force is developing a MOMD Change Package with resources and key steps on how to achieve these two goals.

To assess the current practices and join a cohort of PA PQC hospitals that will adopt the MOMD Change Package, all PA PQC sites are asked to complete the following survey by September 24: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/58GM9BR. Please complete this survey even if your team does not wish to adopt the MOMD Change Package at this time.

Goals
  • Increase prenatal and postpartum depression screening and follow-up rates
  • Decrease racial disparities
Key Interventions